Mick Jackson


Mick Jackson's first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and won the Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award. His novels, collections of stories and an e-book are published by Faber and Faber. His latest novel, Yuki Chan in Brontë Country, was published in January 2016. Mick was an RLF Writing Fellow at the University of Sussex and has been writer in-residence at the Science Museum, London and the Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton. He has an MA in creative writing

Describe your approach to teaching:
I believe the best way to improve one's writing is to practice it. I also like to have students participate in the discussion from the outset.

What inspires your own work?
Like all writers, I take my inspiration wherever I can find it, but I do seem to keep coming back to stories which are slightly strange, sometimes alarming and often gothic.

Photo Credit: Kevin Cummins

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